AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION|
|Project title||AIDS Week of Action|
|Project type(s)||Community Service,Speaker|
|Chapter||University of Illinois COM @ Chicago|
|Project Coordinator||Shannon Staley|
|Summary of project||Tuesday, March 21 : ~Lunchtime Lecture: "Women and HIV: From Chicago to Rwanda" Mardge Cohen, M.D. Director of Women's HIV Research, CORE Center and WE-ACTx, Rwanda UIC College of Medicine West, Room 367 - Lunch Provided
~Food Drive Kick-off for Vital Bridges food pantry - Donate non- perishable food items to boxes in the front and back of Rooms 221 & 423. Vital Bridges helps people throughout metropolitan Chicago impacted by HIV and AIDS to improve their health and build self-sufficiency by providing food,nutrition, housing, case management, and prevention services. The food drive will last through Thursday.
Wednesday, March 22: ~Blood Drive - UIC Student Center West,Chicago Room C 10AM - 3PM Blood supplies are extremely low -we need your help!
~Screening of "Dear Francis" - a documentary about AIDS in Swaziland. Sponsored by Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights (7-9PM). The two film students who shot this award winning documentary will be present for a discussion following the screening.
Thursday, March 23: ~Lunchtime Lecture: "HIV/AIDS Advocacy and HIV+ Patient Perspectives" David Munar, Associate Director of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago UIC College of Medicine West, Room 221 - Lunch provided
~Vital Bridges Volunteer Project (3:30-6:00PM) Interested in taking action NOW? Our group will help out with their pantry services by helping clients fill out their menus, shopping for clients, and delivering the food collected from the Food drive.
Friday, March 24: ~Global AIDS Postcard Campaign - look for postcards on your seats in the lecture halls to fill out urging President Bush to allocate more funds to fighting the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis. As future physicians, you have a powerful voice - Take Action!
|Number of participants||65|
|Participant hours involved||75 hour(s)|
|FUNDING & ADVERTISING|
|Total project cost||$200 for lunches|
|Project funding||Local chapter funds|
|Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:|
|Project advertising||Emails, posters provided by AMSA National, chalking lecture hall boards|
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
|Lessons/suggestions||Contact potential speakers early! Also, don't be afraid to contact large organizations (ie The AIDS Foundation of Chicago) - they're usually excited about the opportunity to speak to so many future physicians.|
|Comments||For global health issues, the Universial Council on Global Health has great resources you can use in conjunction with AMSA's. The postcards I used for the postcard campaign were provided by them - they even paid for the return shipping! You can join their listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org) and receive emails about different project packages like the one I used. Good luck with your own programming and feel free to contact me with any questions!|